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Simple one this time folks... no need for the lat/long... just tell me this:

 

What are the Northernmost, Southernmost, Easternmost, and Westermost points in Canada? (names)

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Finally! A question that I can be the "First to Answer" and actually know the answer but I won't because I will not be home for the next week to take my turn at asking a question - going camping and of course, caching!

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Simple one this time folks... no need for the lat/long... just tell me this:

 

What are the Northernmost, Southernmost, Easternmost, and Westermost points in Canada? (names)

 

I am pretty sure all of these have already been asked as seperate questions. I know the answers, but I'll leave it to someone else.

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north -cape columbia, Ellesmere island

south -midle island

east -cape sear newfoundalnd

west - not positive about this one....The yukon /alaska border? i dont know if theres a town or anything

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Close enough... the western most point is Mt. St Elias

 

Take it Brettiop

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TOO LONG! I'm taking the reigns

 

1.How old is the canadian shield (give or take 300,000,000 years...)?

2. What province can the oldest rocks be found in?

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Guessing on age, 3 billion

Oldest rocks in Canada are in NWT

 

older, Province (territory, i know my bad) is right

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3.576832 billion years - as of yesterday ! Oldest rocks in Canada are in province of Ontario.

 

Nope, and the answer to #2 is still NWT, followed by Labrador

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3.576832 billion years - as of yesterday ! Oldest rocks in Canada are in province of Ontario.

 

Nope, and the answer to #2 is still NWT, followed by Labrador

 

This is a trick question, because you can't assign a single age to the shield. It is collage of rocks ranging from 4 Ga to less than 1 Ga (giga annum = billion years). Last I heard, the Acasta Gneiss found 3oo km north of Yellowknife has been dated to be about 4 Ga old; the oldest known rock in the world. However, that distinction may not last, because some friends of mine were working hard on proving that some rocks not too far from the Acasta Gneiss might be even older!

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This is a trick question, because you can't assign a single age to the shield. It is collage of rocks ranging from 4 Ga to less than 1 Ga (giga annum = billion years).

You can't assign an age to a person either, since they grow and change throughout their life - and yet we do. We tend to take the age that they were youngest at.

 

Last I heard, the Acasta Gneiss found 3oo km north of Yellowknife has been dated to be about 4 Ga old; the oldest known rock in the world. However, that distinction may not last, because some friends of mine were working hard on proving that some rocks not too far from the Acasta Gneiss might be even older!

 

your right, 4.03 Billion. Until your buddies publish something that is the correct answer - take it away!

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Sweet, it's been a while since I last asked a question.

 

Let's stick with the rock theme. The Tyndall Limestone is one of the most widely used decorative building stones in Canada. It lines the Manitoba Provincial Legislature in Winnipeg, the Rimrock Hotel in Banff, the inside of the Banff Springs Hotel, the Empress Hotel in Victoria, the museaum of Civilization and the halls of the Parliament Building. Where in Canada is it mined? Looking for town and province, or distance and direction from nearest major centre.

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I was pretty sure it was in Manitoba. I pulled out my trusty atlas and found...Tyndall, Manitoba about 35km NE of Winnipeg.

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Next question. Nearby to Tyndall, MB is Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. (The actual building is constructed using Tyndall Stone) This weekend they are holding a GPS and geocaching workshop.

Oak Hammock Marsh is designated a Ramsar Site.

What is a Ramsar Site and why is it called Ramsar?

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Its a world heritage swamp.. i can't recall what the actual letters stand for.

 

First part right(sort of) Second part, Ramsar is NOT an acronym.

 

There are 50% more Ramsar Sites in Canada than the US encompassing 10X the area.

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I was pretty sure it was in Manitoba. I pulled out my trusty atlas and found...Tyndall, Manitoba about 35km NE of Winnipeg.

 

Correct, Tyndall Limestone is mined in the Garson-Tyndall region of Manitoba. The rock is from the (Ordivician) Red River Formation. I would tell you to ask the next question, but I see that you already have!

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Okay, things seem to have stalled so I'll ask the next question :lol:

 

Q: The rope on your canoe, required by law, is called a "painter". Why?

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From the Ramsar website. "The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources."

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Okay, things seem to have stalled so I'll ask the next question :D

 

Q: The rope on your canoe, required by law, is called a "painter". Why?

 

I have to give credit to one of my co-workers for this one...apparently he's a bit of a genius.

 

It comes from an archaic French or Middle Age English word for "strong rope" or "heavy rope". He wasn't sure of the origin or true meaning, but I fugured...pffttt..close enough!!!

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Okay, things seem to have stalled so I'll ask the next question :D

 

Q: The rope on your canoe, required by law, is called a "painter". Why?

 

I have to give credit to one of my co-workers for this one...apparently he's a bit of a genius.

 

It comes from an archaic French or Middle Age English word for "strong rope" or "heavy rope". He wasn't sure of the origin or true meaning, but I fugured...pffttt..close enough!!!

 

I've always like etymology (history of words) and I remembered reading this in a book. A slight bending of the rules (I used Google because I couldn't find the book I read it in) came up with this quote: "The rope which is coiled up in the boat, and which is constantly employed in bawling (sic), &c. is called the boat's painter, because, from its being saturated with tar, and its continual friction against the boat, the latter becomes daubed or painted, with the adhesive or greasy matter with which the rope is covered." Which is basically what I read, but not in that language.

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Yikes, I researched this some more and found four different word origins. The answer I was looking for was from "painteur" archaic French for dangling rope. Let's give it to 2happy2 this time round with honorable mention to adamsloco. In reality you could both be right.

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Thank you for the honourable mention. I like these etymological disucssions because there are so many different possible meanings, and like you said, anyone of them could be right.

 

I look forward to the next question.

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What pigment causes leaves to turn yellow in the autumn when all of the chlorophyll disappears?

 

Leaves turn yellow? I thought they turned red! Oops, I live next to a sugar bush. OK carry on. :unsure:

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Celestite is the principle ore of strontium

 

What is the primary colour this element produces in fireworks?

 

I'm no chemist, nor am I a mineralogist, but I recognized something fundamentally wrong with the first statement, so I had to google this. I believe stagrunner meant to say in the first statement is: Strontium is an element that occurs in the mineral celestite (along with sulphur and oxygen).

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Celestite is the principle ore of strontium

 

What is the primary colour this element produces in fireworks?

 

I'm no chemist, nor am I a mineralogist, but I recognized something fundamentally wrong with the first statement, so I had to google this. I believe stagrunner meant to say in the first statement is: Strontium is an element that occurs in the mineral celestite (along with sulphur and oxygen).

 

I'm not sure, but I think that that is blue.

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Jiicepig said RED which is correct

 

Sorry for the minor confusion in minerology I too am not a geologist or Rockhound

That was fun

 

Lead on Juicepig

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Name all the GC Volunteer Reviewers that live in Canada!

 

As a bonus, what regions do they manage typically?

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Name all the GC Volunteer Reviewers that live in Canada!

 

As a bonus, what regions do they manage typically?

 

So-o-oo, do you mean by first name, or just by their reviewer handle? :lol:

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Name all the GC Volunteer Reviewers that live in Canada!

 

As a bonus, what regions do they manage typically?

 

So-o-oo, do you mean by first name, or just by their reviewer handle? :D

 

reviewer handles! Feel free to google this one if you think it will help

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Try my hand at this without google - Just last night's digging through GC

 

I found 7 different reviewers -

 

Cache-Tech - ON, NB, NL, NS, PEI & The Territories

CacheDrone - Ontario

Cachechisme - Quebec

cache-advance - NWT

onecrazycanadian - Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Cache Effect - Alberta

mtn-man - BC

 

Probably missed a couple though...

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Cache-Tech - ON, NB, NL, NS, PEI & The Territories

CacheDrone - Ontario

Cachechisme - Quebec

cache-advance - NWT

onecrazycanadian - Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Cache Effect - Alberta

mtn-man - BC

 

You missed One! Who will get the win?

 

btw, Mtn-Man is from Georgia

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Mtn-Man is from Georgia? :D

 

How did he come to be BC's reviewer then?

 

And I think it's cache agent that I missed (though I'm not entirely sure of her domain - Out east somewhere anyway - I'll guess NB)

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Mtn-Man is from Georgia? :anibad:

 

How did he come to be BC's reviewer then?

 

And I think it's cache agent that I missed (though I'm not entirely sure of her domain - Out east somewhere anyway - I'll guess NB)

 

Yup! Your turn

 

I dont know why he is BCs reviewer.. maybe he is just the only one who applied for the job B)

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Since the 1 Millionth waypoint ID was recently issued

 

Of the major milestone waypoint IDs issued (i.e. 100K, 200K, 300K, etc.) only two of them have been outside of the United States - Which Two, and in which country/Countries are they in? For bonus points, Which one(s) is/are archived?

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Mtn-Man is from Georgia? :D

 

How did he come to be BC's reviewer then?

 

And I think it's cache agent that I missed (though I'm not entirely sure of her domain - Out east somewhere anyway - I'll guess NB)

 

Yup! Your turn

 

I dont know why he is BCs reviewer.. maybe he is just the only one who applied for the job :laughing:

Still missed one :)

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